Medicaid Managed Care RFIs Issued in Arkansas, Pennsylvania
This week, our In Focus section reviews two requests for information (RFIs) issued by Arkansas and Pennsylvania to inform upcoming potential or planned procurements. Arkansas is soliciting information on a potential request for proposals (RFP) for Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) to serve more than 170,000 Medicaid beneficiaries who are users of behavioral health services, individuals with developmental disabilities, or users of long-term supports and services (LTSS). Pennsylvania, meanwhile, is soliciting information to develop an RFP to rebid the existing HealthChoices Medicaid managed care program, which serves around 1.7 million beneficiaries, and to develop strategies to improve the provision of physical and behavioral health services across a broad set of goals. Below we review the key takeaways from the Arkansas and Pennsylvania RFIs.